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gets beat by a dozen points in a state that he won and obama won by six points. i think the democrats will lose it by 12 or so. in new jersey, republicans might when there by a couple points. democrats should not kid themselves. it does not mean the republicans will win everything in 2010. one-party government in washington -- something president obama is over-reaching against the democratic congress. moderate republicans, conservative republicans. that is their goal. one was there and last time when there was a big divide? in 1976 when ronald reagan ran a primary challenge moderate republican president, gerald ford, barely lost. he did not even give his full part in support to gerald ford. 1978 i remember a friend of mine, a young activist, challenge the liberal republican incumbent in new jersey and loss to build bradley. al d'amato won the general election. there was a huge amount of turmoil board what came out? reagan victory and republican takeover of the senate in 1980. takeover of the senate in 1980. tom will and a party isn't bad. obviously it is problematic if you are running
. >>> president obama deciding what to do next in afghanistan, but in congress the question is, who's going to pay for it? we'll share your views. >>> and during the holidays paula deen goes whole hog. not always a good thing. see what made the celebrity chef run for cover during a food drive. >>> this is hln "news and views." hello. i'm richelle carey, thanks for your time. >>> something just came into the newsroom. the florida teen set on fire in that vicious attack is getting an apology. 13-year-old jeremy jarvis is the younger brother of one of the three boys charged in that attack last month. the attack on 15-year-old michael brewer who suffered burns ober 6 5% of his body. jeremy and another boy were released after the state declined to press charges. police say he watched what happened. he didn't take part, though. that's what they say. and here's jeremy's statement to reporters a short time ago ichlgts wanted to express my deepest sympathy to mikey and his family. i will pray for mikey stronger every day and for mikey's speedy recovery. i want to tell my brother that i love and miss him. i
means a very big change for one of the shuttle's crew. >>> president obama will announce his new plan for a troop increase in afghanistan tuesday, plus new information on what he might be saying. the troops who may get called to deploy as soon as the end of next month. >> it's like christmas every day. >> this man is a freegan. we'll tell you exactly what that term means. you're watching hln. i'm richelle carey. black friday is in full swing. stores are offering any number of door buster deals to get you and other bargain hunters to open up your wallets. early birds hit some stores on thanksgiving and more retailers opened at midnight. people are snapping up deals, practical gifts and hard-to-find items as well. laptops, cameras, flat panel tvs, gps devices are flying off the shelves. retailers are hoping this season will be the reseverse of last yr which was one of the worst in decades. by tradition black friday is the day shoppers would push stores into profitability for the year, but many customers say they are watching their budget. >> we got here at like 2 a.m. she wanted to brin
obama brought out so many more democrats. as far as geography, places like camden, new jersey, new ark, new jersey -- heavily african- american counties. if gov. corzine is turning out strong numbers there and winning by margins of 70/30, he will probably win the election. at the same time, there are a handful of gop leading counties in the state. if you see chris christie, the republican challenger, taking those with over 60%, he may be on his way to victory tonight. the big enchilada is the largest county in new jersey. it is historically a swing county. if chris christie can match or win there, he will win the election. no republican statewide has ever run the race in new jersey without this county. host: what about the impact of the third-party candidate? >> chris daggett, the independent, was taking upwards of 20% in some polls, but he has relief faded in recent weeks. he is back to single digits. in talking to folks here, they're uncertain of what is impact will be. the democrats believe the closer he is to 10%, the better chance to have. corzine is probably not going to get 50%
that president obama and this administration are not doing the same. far from it. i am honored to be at the side of michelle bachmann, a great congresswoman. a great human being. a true american patriot. to hopefully be a voice of all americans who do not want to pass a obama government run health care. we do not want our freedom of choice taken away from us. president obama has his own obsession with trying to ram this health bill through to create a socialist america. we would be no better off than the european countries of canada and new zealand that suffered greatly from a poor health care system. their system creates many deaths. is that what we want? i agree with you. i say no as well. we, as freedom loving americans must not be scared into obama as radical chicago tactics. his agenda is not for the poor. it is slowly -- solely for his political gain. the lies and propaganda are all very blatant, as shown to us by those who exposed acorn, which is as corrupt as all the president's czars. and obama is willing to deny his connection to acorn, claiming no awareness of his -- of their support
with barack obama an early supporter, they were supporters of obama. he talked with google about an open net and supporting places like silicon valley. the reality is that engineers as britent as understanding science, they lack and in feeling. gates would question his motives. he thought he was doing good. he thought he was creating an operating system this was universal. what gates doesn't understand is fear. fear would move dpens them. microsoft now is on the other side lobbying. google has too much sway over advertising. the same kind of people had an interest in the competition >> check out this picture. they have 2 (000) 000-0000? >> they have $21 billion. >> after only being in business 11 years. >> that's roughly the same amount of ad dollars. >> these are just the little ads off to the right-hand side. and it's 2/3 of what all the newspapers are bringing in >> i'll read this to you, "two millionaires who would buy this straight from it's all over you tube. can you find it there. you can. it's a retreat. it's kind of like a wood stock retreat in oout in the desert. it's in late augus
obama's state dinner say they want a six figure payment for an interview. that, at least, is according to a tv executive that spoke to the "associated press" on condition of anonymity. they also told them that tareq and michaele salahi said to get their bids in. >>> looks like black friday ended up being a mixed bag. shoppers flocked to the stores but sales nationwide were up by just .5%. sales are expected to increase by nearly 2% for the entire holiday season. the nation real tail federation predicted more people would go shopping but spent less. tomorrow is cybermonday when many people shop online. >>> we still don't know much about the car accident that send tiger woods to the hospital. he is not talking yet. as susan candiotti reports, that is only fueling the mystery surrounding the incident. >> reporter: the cracked-up front end of what's believed to be tiger woods cadillac suv, photos provided anonymously to cnn affiliate, the shots taken after the golfing phenom crashed into a fire hydrant at the end of his driveway and slammed into the neighbor's tree. >> he was on the ground
should bailout everybody who is in trouble? i do not believe in that either. when president obama said he was going to make change in our nation, we need to send a signal to congress and to president obama, no, you cannot take over our business, our health care, and he cannot steal our freedom and still our children's future. let's send a signal, no, you cannot. >> the good news is we have great alternative solutions that incorporate liberty and freedom. a lady who knows all about those, the gentle lady from ohio. >> thank you all for coming here and showing us that we are americans. this is our house, and we are going to be listened to. we are halfway there. let me tell you a little secret. when we are not voting in there, we are in one of those three buildings over there. so i invite you with the rally is over to travel in those calls, look on the walls, find your congressperson, and walk in. yes, you can walk in, and let them know how you feel about this bill. let's kill this bill. god bless you. [applause] the gentleman from illinois. >> with just a few words, he was able to start a r
country. president obama said that it would be under $900 billion. it is not. president obama said it will not add to the deficit. it will. president obama said no one would lose the health care that they have, and they will. this is a terrible bill. >> all of us have made sure this bill pays for itself. we're embarking on something very new and very important, this health care bill, and we've all committed that it be paid for, something that hasn't happened in ten years. that is no longer business as usual, that's one of the reasons why this bill is the right way to go. >> the white house praised the senate for moving the health care plan forward. press secretary robert gibbs says the senate is one step closer to providing stability and security and expending quality health coverage to those who lack it. >>> at least 29 people are dead and more are missing. a ferry went down in high seas that morning. so far rescuers have pulled more than 240 people from the water. the ferry sank 90 minutes into a trip. in recent years hundreds have died on fehrierries that connece islands. >> whe
his results are not a reflection on president obama, this is around 30 minutes. >> well, good morning, this is not quite the good morning that i hoped it would be. but you can't revel in the good without accepting the bad. it was a disappointing night last night, and i would offer a few comments about it. first, predeeds, jodie wagner and steve shannon, have my greatest affection, and i believe they have public service, and i feel confident because i know where their hearts are. and second, give congratulations where they are due, bob mcdonald and his campaign, it's important to acknowledge that and just congratulate them for how they did. i had a good conversation a few minutes ago with bob. he and i chatted about the transition, which is important, it happens quickly. and at a time when the economy and other issues are tough, it may be more important. and bob and i started that discussion this morning. the transition from our end will be lead my by able chief of staff. and with the encourage of others, and our goal is to make the transition as smooth as possible. wayne has reached o
to the airport. >>> president obama made a big promise about afghanistan and he's shooting for a goal that's been elusive since day one of the war. >>> some doctors will go casual when it comes to work attire. why some hospitals are saying no more ties. >>> first, though, i'm grateful to have you with us today, speaking of thanksgiving. the travel rush is on today. you may be surprised more people are traveling this year than last year. about 38.5 million people are expected to head out for the holiday weekend. listen to this, though. air travel is expected it drop. rain could slow things down for some of you. not everybody. so listen up. bob is going to have the thanksgiving forecast in a matter of seconds here -- well,a matter of minutes. >>> you may be one of the millions of people up early looking at the black friday deals online. melissa long is in for jennifer as she tells you about a huge spike in traffic to these black be friday websites to try to put it all together for you. >>> good morning, good morning. it's another indicator retailers could have a big day on friday. there's a researc
is a citizen? i think this was purely political on obama and holder to try to get to george bush and dick cheney. i think this would just enrage the terrorist community. it will just be a circus. circus. they will stand up every other day yelling "alla akbar." it's going to be a circus. host: devon, why don't you react? guest: it's a valid concern. our courts have dealt with these issues. they will deal with these issues in this case. as far as the defendants to get more or less rights in a federal courts, i'm not sure how true that will be. the courts have clearly establishes that the constitution does apply to detainees in guantanamo. it's clear the military decision will be subject to appeal. i'm not sure that it is right that detainee also get more in the realm of rights if you bring them to try in regular federal court than if you bring them to trial in a military commission. host: do we know at any point if these detainees have been mirandized? could this become a technicality they are released on? guest: it's true that they were detained for intelligence purposes which is allowable
2006 and 2008. . . . . . >> obama in nebraska they have electoral seats spaces divided up in the states and that's one the president wanted again. again we have a perfect candidate. >> one representative there. >> yes. >> chairman van hollen i want to move to a different part of the country. this past week there was a special election up on the north country of new york and won that election for the new congressman, bill owen. can you take us mind the scenes and explain to viewers how the approachxdç is? the political story noted the last six times the house seat changed hands the democrats have one. you seem to have a secret sauce in this though it's serve self in the district. votes don't often know voters are knowing what's going on. what's behind the scene? >> the special elections operations and we have a good record. each special elections and that's great example. first thing is a good candidate and bill owen fit that district well. military background very involved in economic development there but got a good candidate but have to make sure they get the messa
. >> up next on c-span, we go to president barack obama and presidents hu jintao at a press conference in china. "washington journal" begins each morning at 7:00. this morning, a house panel to investigate the federal government's role in the bank of america/merrill lynch murder of 2008. live coverage from the house oversight committee begins at 10:00 on cspan 3. later in the day, a look at the u.s. response to the h1n1 flu virus. the senate, and security department -- the senate homeland security department will look at the government role. president barack obama continues his asia trip. he met with met withhu jintao and the two leaders spoke about relations between the two countries. topics included all the major issues of the day. this is from china's state-run television. >> i would like to extend a warm welcome to proceed on his state visit. welcome to china. i had a very good talk with president barack obama. the two sides hadn't in-depth exchange of views on how to further financial relationship and our major regional and international issues of shared interests. the two sides r
will have to use that criticism and they met at barack obama. host: we have a tabt policy. "she lacks substance and have to pander to red state values for higher q ratings. -- ratings." this gets back to your issue of the direct to the voter ways of communicating. what is she saying, policy-wise? guest: basically it is the conservative message, at this point. health care with more regulations would add to the cost of business, having unforeseen consequences, not all of which would be good. she is saying that cap and trade with actively raise energy prices and that if you are going to be responsible things, why not start drilling offshore? she is going after the obama budget, saying that it spends too much money and that they need to be careful. more or less a republican critique of the obama policy. i would say that the twitter commentator makes a good point. she has been judged by the court of public opinion for now. the thing is, opinions of public leaders change over time. hillary clinton is one of the most polarizing figures in american politics, and she came very close to winning
obama's first state dinner and went on to brag about it. >>> a bounty is put on the head of anyone who shoots and kills a child in one city. the reward is there on the billboard. why one reverend says this had to be done. plus -- >> well, i'm here for two laptops and a plasma tv. >> even before the turkey is even in the oven, bargain hunters are already in line to cash in on black friday. is this crazy or what? >>> first, though, you want to talk about crazy, the secret service is trying to figure out how a couple crashed tuesday's state dinner. the reality show wannabes were reportedly not on the guest list but somehow got in. agents say the couple went through scanners and that president obama was never in danger but a former white house security adviser says the couple could face some serious charges for lying to federal officials. >> this is a pretty serious crime not to mention as you say it's a threat. they would have been screened and not had weapons on them but of course once you're into the state dinner, there are knifes and forks and cutlery and literally we've seen pictures
deeply with the courageous proposal made by u.s. president obama for a world free from nuclear weapons and i strongly support this call. but nuclear abolition is not the goal for which the united states should be asked to bear full responsibility. rather it is necessary for all countries to recognize their responsibility and take action. as the only country to have experienced the use of nuclear weapons in war, japan has called for nuclear abolition and has maintained three anti-nuclear principles. no country can be more convincing for a world without nuclear weapons than japan. i am resolutely determined that japan will fulfill its role as a global bridge to contribute to nuclear disarmament and non- proliferation so that we can take an important step toward leaving the children of the future of world free from nuclear weapons. [applause] japan is a maritime country position in the asia-specific region. sent agent times, japan's rich culture was often to exchanges and trade with different cultures. we must never allow the seas surrounding japan to again become the site of battle. we m
are falling in the artic. the global sea level is rising. i am satellited to note that president obama and you in your daily -- i am delighted to note that president obama and you in your daily work know that the climate is important in your daily task. of new technologies offers great opportunities for growth and innovative jobs. and innovative jobs. . no doubt about it, in december the world will look to us, to theure peaians and to the americans. and it is true there can be no agreement without china and india. but i'm convinced once we and europe and america show ourselves ready to adopt binding agreements, we will also be able to persuade china and india to join in, and then in copenhagen we shall be able to overcome this wall separating the present and future in the interest of our children and grandchildren, and in the interest of sustainable development all over the world. ladies and gentlemen, i'm convinced just as we found the strength in the 20th century to bring about the fall of the wall made of concrete and barbed wire, we shall now show the necessary strength to overcome the wal
across the country. if we unite, we win. ladies and gentlemen, obama care will slash medicare, hurting our senior citizens and our disabled persons. obama care has no reform in the area of tort reform. when it comes to abortion, obama care in the new a programs created by public fund abortions, leading to massive increases in the killing of unborn children and the wounding of their mothers. please fight hard and sustain this effort. thank you. >> is this kind of fortitude and diligence that will allow us to kill this bill. next up, the gentleman from ohio. >> thank you very much for being here. when i go home every weekend, i talk to my constituents. a lot of them say, what can i do? i am only one person. when i look across here today, i see what one person can do and what many people can do. they say you are only preaching to the choir, but remember, it is the choir that saves the congregation. are you going to get out there and get to work to make sure that this bill does not pass to save america? what are going to do? we are counting on you. there are only so many of us here that ca
of president obama. from day one when the president elected asked me to become the secretary of the department of the interior, he asked me if i would come in from this department. we had a conversation about the highest priority of this department. that conversation was a simple one. we would be a member of a team that would bring about a new energy frontier for the united states of america and that we would be partners with the rest of our agencies in bringing about a solution for the realities of climate change in which we face. in the last nine months, our team has worked closely with members of the white house and with congress as we move forward with that agenda. you will hear much more about this. i see our department as being the energy suppliers for the united states of america. we produce about 30% of the natural gas in the united states. we produced about 40% of the coal that we use here in america. . . ls which this department has had responsibility for overseeing its production from the public lands we also have opened up a new chapter for america in the department of interior. an
of the house of representatives. now it goes to the u.s. senate. president obama returns today from camp david. he is expected to have remarks. he will then depart for asia later this week. his state has been changed to thursday, one day later than scheduled, to attend a memorial service at fort hood on tuesday. our focus this morning is your reaction to the vote. the final vote was 220-215. we will show you more highlights from the debate beginning yesterday at 9:00 a.m. eastern which continued late into the evening. first, patrick o'connor is joining us from politico. guest: good morning. host: what happens next? this now moves to the senate. your piece is quoted as saying that the path ahead remains shaky, as you put it. guest: yes, we are aiming for an end of the year it deadline to pass the bill and mary what they have with the house has passed last night. it looks like senator harry reid let the timeline slip, for the combined bills as low as for the senate bill. i think we have no good indication about when there will pass the bill, and therefore no indication of where they can put that
of the cnn coverage from overnight. >> in the past several weeks i spoke to president obama and gordon brown, as well as hillary clinton and john kerry. the main emphasis has been on the profits -- has been on the process and respecting the process. i was not the point of contact. for some time i was just watching television. host: "the new york times" reported that "hillary clinton gave the administration's only comment, that we see what is happening in our own country, where 40 whatever combination of reasons one of the candidates decides not to go forward. it is a personal choice that may or may not be made. made." for democrats, 202-737-0002. for republicans, 202-737-0001. for independents, 202-628-0205. edwin, sacramento. good morning. >> i find it surprising -- caller: i find it surprising that he would bedstraw at this point it is time for two things to take place. time for obama to engage the stakeholders in the region. afghanistan is separate. america has more in common with india. the need to try to negotiate so they can bring an end to the hostilities. pakistan has the from cards
president obama for resolutely opposing this twisted u.n. resolution. [applause] i applaud the overwhelming vote last week in the american congress condemning this biased report. [applause] i know that there are many canadian friends here today. [cheering] i extend to you my thanks to the canadian government and prime minister stephen harper for their strong defense of israel's right for self-defense. [applause] last week i watched a joint exercise of the idf and some 4000 american soldiers. the exercise was aimed to improve israel's air defenses against incoming missiles. i salute these american soldiers and i thank the president, their commander-in- chief, president obama, for his continued support of israel's security. [applause] on behalf of the people of israel, i send our condolences to the families of american service women and servicemen who were killed in fort hood last week. my friends, my government is working to advance peace. we're not just talking peace. we are doing things. things that have not been done for decades. we have removed hundreds of security points, roadblocks, ch
at fort hood in texas. both the house and senate paused for a moment of silence and president obama remarked on the situation as well. here's what happened followed by president obama's comments. >> ladies and gentlemen of the j it's sad and the news of 12 people at fort hood today killed by a gunman or more and 30 others were wounded. president obama called the incident a horrific out bust of violence and went on to say these are men and women that made the selfless courage as decision to risk their lives in the service of our nation. he said it's horrifying they should come under fire on an army base on american soil. i know that all of us are extraordinarily sad and shocked by this in si tenth. our hearts, our minds and our prayers go out to the family of all of those whose lives have been lost and our prayers for their wholeness and health go out to those injured. now madame speaker, i yield to congressman carter in who's district. fort hood is located. new thank you gentleman for yielding. madame speak her we've had a tragedy in my district. i'm sad to report the latest report
that one of president obama's desires was to look forward, not backward. there was talk of holding serious investigations about how we got into the war in iraq and all the various lines and misleading information that was part of that whole scenario, but that has not happened. >> what have you learned so far? >> as i said, how powerful the process can be. >> do you have one in mind that was more powerful than others? >> you can go through all of american history. one of the most interesting is harry truman investigating the defense industry during world war two. he got away with it. he is a democrat in the senate, investigating franklin roosevelt's activities in spending in the war, bringing top defense contractors and putting them on the carpet and saving the country billions of dollars when they look at some of these contracts and how they were read. there were air men that were flying in airplanes were the engines were falling off. they would bring in somebody like curtis of curtis aircraft and tell them that the specs are wrong if the winds aloft. -- with wins all off w allings fall of
because u.s. leaders didn't send more troops. the report comes ahead of president obama's announcement tomorrow about whether he's going to send more troops to afghanistan. >>> okay. are you going to be shopping at work today? this is what they call cyber monday when a lot of people hit the web to buy holiday gifts. problem, many people do it on company time. jennifer westhoven is here. you and i can say it's part of our job. >> i have to research the deals. >> exactly. good morning. >> good morning. i mean, one thing you should really all know about cyber monday it's just a big marketing gimmick. it's not the busiest day for shopping or not even necessarily the big deals. take that marketing gimmick and make it your game. there are deals out there if you didn't want anything to do with the black friday crowds. maybe that's too much for you. maybe this is the time you start doing your shopping. store trade group predicts more americans will buy online compared to last year. sears web page has 15% off appliances, lots of other deals, too. best buy has a 19-inch hd tv. of course, i don't
this. >>> two suspected parry crashers got closer to president obama than originally thought. now the secret service is talking about how they got in. hey, there. thanks for having us over. i'm virginia cha, this is hln. we hope your weekend is going well. the number one golfer in the world is recovering from a car accident. patrol officers plan to interview tiger woods today. he was treated and released from the hospital after crashing his car in to a tree near his home early yesterday morning. here is what we know about this accident at this point. after the crash, his wife told police she used a golf club to break the back window of tiger's suv to pull him out. paramedics say when he got there he was in and out of consciousness had cuts to his lower and upper lip and had blood on his mouth. it was not alcohol-related. we talked to the police chief about this crash. >> reporter: why did his wife have to bash it in with the golf club? >> what i understand, she said the doors were locked so she could not gain entry. >> reporter: she had a golf club with her at the time? >> i don't
] >> we're also honored to be joined by the president of the united states, president obama. [applause] >> distinguished members of the house of representatives in the united states senate. the director of the united states mint. senator brooke's wife anne, his son edward, and all of you. >> ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the presentation of the colors by the united states armed forces color guard, the singing of our national anthem, and the retiring of the colors. ♪ ♪ o say can you see by the dawn's early light what so proudly we held -- hailed at the twilight's last gleaming whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight o'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming and the rocket's red glare the bombs bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flag was still there o say does that star-spangled banner yet wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing as the chaplin of the united states senate, dr. barry black, gives the invocation. >> let us pray. eternal lord god,
possibly write with the obama administration to oppose a freeze on building settlements inside the west bank? , one. this is the issue. the issue is not the guarantees. they averted a negotiated time and again. the issue is the decision, the street strategic vision. as of your question, i have said this before and i will refer to the history of mankind. they don't like in aliens coming to their country and controlling their country. i'm not condoning, i'm not condemning. we used to have a good working relationship with the united states prior to the war in iraq. the reason we in theory a oppose the war was that we told the bush administration that would blind to that region and we don't underestimate the with them. for you to invade and occupy iraq will be equivalent to pandora's box of evils. you go there and you will unleash evils that we don't understand, all sorts of forest have been unleashed. it's actually run for any country in the world to go and occupy another country, dismantle its government, disbanded government, the spanish police force. and pretend that they know better. y
advisers tuesday, president obama will announce the new strategy in afghanistan at the prime time steech at the west point military academy. he will layout his plans and announce how many troops he will send there to try to achieve it. next month the president will attend a climate change summit in denmark. he is offered to set a goal to cut emissions by 17% below 2005 levels by 2020. the u.s. hasn't committed itself to any legally binding goals. the president will go to denmark the day before. he will go to oslo to accept the noble paez prize. >>> you are looking at pictures of airport travelers on this second busiest travel day of the year. as expected, the crowds are huge. the lines are long where people are headed out for the thanksgiving holiday and the weather in some areas could be making things kind of bad. you might have to wait a little bit. meteorologist bonnie schneider joins us with a latest where i understand a state where it's usually like fantastic, folks like to fwrag brag about their weather, it's raining. >> you're right if sunshine state has wet and windy weather righ
obama. this is a little less than an hour. >> present arms! >> present. [brass band playing "star spangled banner"] ♪ >> order. >> right shoulder. [shouting orders] >> present. >> present. [bublgle plays "taps"] >> order. >> right shoulder. [no audio] [no audio] >> mark time. halt. >> present arms. >> present. >> order. >> order. >> forward. >> mark time. >> commanders, take charge of your units. >> forward. [drum] >> about face. forward. >> about face. arms. >> about face. forward. >> forward. >> forward. >> forward march. [no audio] [no audio] [no audio] ["hail to the chief" playing] >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states. ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, please remain standing for the procession of our nation's colors and those of our veterans service organizations and the united states air force concert band plays the -- plays the "national emblem march". ♪ ♪ ♪ [the "national emblem march" playing] ♪ >> please remain standing for the prayer for all veterans delivered by chaplain keith etheridge, director of the department of veterans affairs chaplain
. among the weekend travels through asia. president barack obama wrapping up the economic conference in singapore and then south korea before returning home this friday. when he re returns he'll announ sachlt war worth the price. front page story in the "new york times". the number is on your screen. call now. if your an independent 202628 pse&g 0205. the headline is high cost way on the troop debate for the afghan war. here are some of the % details. while president barack obama decision on sending more troops is primary a military one it's a budget implication that could add pressure. the commitment according to senior administration officials the latest cost was placed at 40,000 american troops in expanding u.s. forces the price tag. 40 billion dollars. at 54 balling year. even if troops are send and mission is modified of a billion a year appears almost consistent. even if preár"ent barack obamas for lower troop commitment the new cost could wash out the projected 26 billion saved by 2010 from withdrawing trooping from iraq. the numbers are on your screen and we welcome viewers
president obama chooses, but we shouldn't fool ourselves that that's the path to peace. host: corning. caller: i would like to offer an opinion that obama's real plan right now is to use afghanistan and the troops as a bargaining chip on his insurance reform. host: how so? caller: well, if -- or health care reform, as he calls it. if it has a public option in it, he will have to satisfy the moderates in his party and that will mean sending the troops to afghanistan. if it does not support them, he will send his left -- he will have to satisfy the left wing of his party, and he will withdraw troops. host: do you draw the parallel? guest: there is no question there are challenges about where to place the financial resources. i don't know what's in the president's mind, and i think people that pretend to know are just that, pretending. is it a choice between health care and resourcing the war in afghanistan. i hope not. i hope that is not how the president is thinking about it. he is the one that referred to this as a necessary war. again, as i said earlier, i couldn't agree with him mor
no allusions about it. it is not because of barack obama or joe biden, is because of the veterans' organizations represented here. you have kept them alive every day. and it means a lot. it means a lot to those kids and to those families, those families who are waiting at home. my wife and the first lady have spent an inordinate amount of time with the soldiers and families this past year, and the most exciting thing jill was ever done in her slight is visiting bases in germany on the fourth of july. she wanted to be there. hal uplifting it is for us, what a privilege it is. jill has not stopped talking about the families. and general and mrs. graham are here. some people are asked to sacrifice more than is reasonable for any human being to ever have to tolerate. so the public, john milton, one said, they also serve who only stand and wait. they also serve who only stand and wait. one of the most moving things in my career, we were there at the 50th anniversary of d-day. most of the time, you veterans get together and are rowdy bunch. the interesting that day. some of you may have
obama announced the creation of the high-value interrogation group. this could be make -- this would be made up of law enforcement agencies and this would be housed at the fbi. this would be overseen by the national security council. can you describe the role that the fbi will be playing in this effort? . playing in this effort and the type of oversight that will be placed on interrogation? >> well, what we've come to call the hig is an effort to gather people in anticipation of the acquisition of the capture of high-value detainees, to have a group of people who are steeped in who these people are, who have determined how we can successfully interrogate them, using methods consistent with our values as an american nation, the fbi will play a part of -- play a part in there, along with members of the intelligence community in acquiring this information and in also devising interrogation techniques that will be effective with regard to the specific person that is in front of them. there will be a team of people for each of those high value -- potential high value detainees. >> when co
and destruction of freedom. my colleagues should say know to the pelosi-obama freedom-killing, job-killing h.r. 3962. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields. the gentleman from minnesota reserves. the gentleman from new jersey. mr. andrews: when people are about to deprived, the leader of the progressive caucus will be our next speaker, the gentlelady from california, ms. woolsey is recognized for two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized for two minutes. ms. woolsey: thank you to congressman rob andrews who kept this clear and made it understandable for every single person in this country. thank you, congressman. let's put aside all the numbers and fuzzy terminology and let's talk about what this bill really means to average americans. madam speaker, i'll never forget 40 years ago waking up in the middle of the night with a start night after night after night because i did not have health insurance for my three small children and it was not anything that had to do with anything that we had caused. i would wonder what would happen, what if my children got il
a couple was able to get into president obama's first state dinner without being invited. the house homeland security committee wants the couple and the head the secret service to testify about this on thursday. now, at least two senators want authorities to press charges against tareq and michaele sala salahi. the secret service says she slipped by. lawmakers aren't the only ones who think the administration should make an example out of these two reality stars. >> they trespassed, no right to be there. secret service has a tough enough task. these people want a reality tv show, give them one, called dealing with the federal prosecution system in the district of columbia. >> that's getting to the point. the "new york times" says the salahi's answered questions and their lawyer insists they did not crash that dinner. >>> a law professor is telling struggling homeowners, it's okay to walk away from your mortgage. what do you think? is that sound advice or the start of a credit nightmare? we want your views on this very controversial topic. >>> so glad today. the supreme court overtur
but there is no time. i basically believe that the americans especially the obama administration must have a first-class exit strategy from afghanistan. within two minutes, i will make five points. >> how about we give you one minute and you may two. -- poitns? >> please do not send your armies in installments. please send at least100,000 immediately into afghanistan. >> that is not going to happen. >> the next point is, once you said that number, then tell the karzai government that on december 31, 2010, you will recall -- withdraw all of your soldiers from afghanistan and they have to fight their own war. how you do it? unless you raise an army of half a million afghanistan soldiers. [unintelligible] not a single young boy it will remain unemployed and will not be preyed on by the smugglers, the taliban. you need to create political parties in afghanistan. indiana can help a lot. -- india can help a lot. now you are moving in the right direction in india, play a major role in afghanistan for the exit of the nato forces. thank you. >> this gentleman here. >> i am from voice of america. first of a
. there have been persistent rumors. i have no inside knowledge that members of president obama's economic team are, in fact, considering the idea of including some kind of commission in their next budget submission. that would be important, if true, and that, i think, has a bearing on the timing -- on the timing at least to the proposal to establish a commission. and as for -- as for the question of when the vote should occur, i think that trying to time the establishment and the reporting of the commission so that nobody has to make a vote -- take a vote until after november of 2012 would not be the most responsible course of action. so if you're asking me, it seems to me that a reasonable timetable would be to establish the commission, give it, say a year to come up with the report and then have serious consideration of a plan in spring of 2011. that would be a considerable timetable. >> senator greg, you sort of made my argument much better than i did. i wasn't as clear as i meant to be. i think the benefit of the commission is that it does signal to markets and to creditors that we're very
. speaker, president obama promised a joint session of congress and the american people that he would, quote, not sign health care legislation if it adds one dime to the deficit now or in the future, unquote. but unfortunately, mr. speaker, that is one of the many promises that will unequivocally be broken by the pelosi health care plan. adding in the more than $200 billion cost of the unfunded companion doc fix bill, h.r. 3961rks the health care reform agenda proposed by liberal pelosi democrats totals more than $1.5 trillion. nearly double president obama's stated figure. mr. speaker, that unequivocally breaks the president's promise by increasing the deficit to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars. as the projected cost of this bill and it's still a conservative estimate, given the historic precedent of draftically underestimating the programs. when medicare passed in 1965, the congressional budget office predicted it would cost $12 billion per year by 1990. in reality the cost of medicare in 1990 was $110 billion. more than nine times greater than projected. likewise, the medicare
the report as president obama prepares to beef up troops in afghanistan. kerry has long argued that the bush administration could have captured the terrorist leader shortly after 9/11. >>> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke is concerned politics might weaken the central bank's power and that could hurt its ability to handle future economic crisis. he made his case in an op-ed "washington post" article today. the senate is considering a bill that would strip the fed of its bank regulation authority and allow senators to help choose regional fed presidents. bernanke said strong fed supervision of banks needs to remain above politics. >>> 18 people are still listed as missing following a dead train derailment in russia. russian authorities are blaming terrorism for the derailment. they say they found bomb fragments and a five-foot crater at the area where the train left the tracks. 26 people were killed in friday night's derailment. authorities say some of those list ed of missing might have purchased tickets boarded the train at all while others may have left the scene before authorities ar
barack obama's campaign manager will take your calls about his book. "washington journal" is next. . host: we want to hear from you this morning on the health care bill that is finally coming to a vote tomorrow. the house will be in at a special saturday session beginning at 9:00 a.m. debate will happen in all day long. vote on passage will happen at about 6:00 p.m. on saturday. that is the prediction. we want to hear from you this morning. the house begins its health care debate today. this is from of the front page of ""usa today" this morning. which the congressional budget office has said will cost more than $1 trillion requires nearly all americans to purchase health insurance by 2013. and also because of the shootings at the fort hood, texas yesterday. arkansas on our democrats line. what are your thoughts on the house debate on health care? caller: our senator, if she cannot stand up to be counted, she will not get our vote. that's all i have to say. host: why do you want this bill to pass? what do you specifically like about this bill? caller: it would cover the people who actuall
shows them meeting president obama. the white house says michaele and trek salahi shook hands with president obama in the receiving line of last tuesday's state dinner for the indian prime minister. the secret service is accepting blame for allowing the salahis into the event. they say the couple was not on a guest list and should not have been entering. bravo network says michaele salahi was filmed the day of the party for a possible reality tv show but bravo says it had no idea she and her husband weren't supposed to be at the party. >>> investigators in russia are blaming a home made bomb for a deadly train derailment and they say a second device partially exploded today during cleanup efforts. they've officially opened a terror investigation and say they're composing sketches of several suspects. at least 26 people were killed. 100 were injured when the express train went off the tracks between moscow and st. petersburg. at least three cars flipped onto their sides during last night's derailment. more than 680 people were on the train at the time. >> translator: i know my
well over and beyond what we're doing now? how does that match up with president obama and the rest of our responsibility for our economy not to go broke or another recession or what have you while we're trying to solve this problem? and these have to be considered simultaneously. let's say for the sake of argument, the 40,000 mccrystal makes a good piece for. then i suspect that we should give him that opportunity. he is the leader on situations. he's one of the best that i've ever seen come along along with general pa trace -- patreas. we're very fortunate. if this government cannot figure out the leadership, then that is grim. but there is a degree of optimism on their part that we can make a difference and move toward the stability. >> and we're short on time, but the final question. >> and i was wondering, when we talked about is the 44,000 really a possibility, can you just reflect on the level of strain on the armed forces and how long you think that such a an effort could be sustained even if they do invite more troops in. you say we are not in there for the 10 or 15-year na
and possibly bring about the first suicide bombing in the united states and maybe we can put mr. obama on try forgetting those people killed. host: in the financial times, there is a quote from the senate majority leader. he feels like this is a step backwards and puts americans unnecessarily at risk. caller: i agree. i believe we are returning to apre 9/11 meant at. it's a proven fact that by holding these trials in open court, we are going to be giving the enemy combatants and terrorists information that they don't have at the present time. before it is over, we'll give away military, security secrets that they are not aware of. host: thanks for your call. next is martin in new port rhode island. caller: that's new port, pennsylvania. host: sorry about that. caller: that's all right. this is my third time to call about the trade center bombing. i can prove that sheik mohammad was not the leader. it was all the same convenience store in pennsylvania which was owned and operated by a holey man brought over from pakistan. i reported this to the f.b.i., ç homeland security, >> what happened
as a whole. >>> new details on what will happen as soon as president obama announce as troop increase for afghanistan next tuesday. a u.s. military official says 1,000 marines from camp lejeune will be the first to go. one of their missions to protect towns from the taliban. >> i think basically to secure more of the south and the east so if you can secure more of that, that will prevent the taliban from increasing their foothold. once do you that, you'll be able to start the reconstruction and training the afghan security forces. >> nato secretary-general says he's confident that all allies will provide more soldiers to the fight in afghanistan. he says it's of the utmost importance for the alliance and its operation in afghanistan that other countries follow suit once president obama announces his decision. >>> new dames about the couple accused of crashing president obama's state dinner. bravo confirms that michaele salahi is weeg considered for their show, "real housewives of d.c." and they were filming her and her husband tareq as they got ready for tuesday's dinner. the network
by then- senator obama addressed this need for adequate housing for our nation's homeless heroes. i was asked to carry the torch for this legislation this session because it recognizes in order to combat and prevent the veterans' homelessness, once and for all we must take a comprehensive approach and use the tools at our disposal. i would like to thank senators menendez, brown, and the rest for cosponsoring this legislation. a house companion of this legislation was introduced earlier this year. here is what the legislation does. it expand existing federal programs by offering 20,000 new hud veterans' housing program doctors through 2013. second, homes for heroes also creates a homes assistance program grant for nonprofit organizations to purchase, build, or rehabilitate housing for low-income veterans. in addition, the organization's would provide support services including substance-abuse and mental-health counseling, vocational training, child care, independently. by providing federal funding to these community groups, housing projects could become a realistic in denver in veter
to us a spirit of joy and hope, amen. please, be seated. >> president and mrs. obama, cavender perry, secretary gates, governor shinsecki, secretary mccue, admiral and mrs. mullen, sergeant major of the army preston, distinguished visitors from our nation capitol and the state of texas, soldiers, civilians, and most of all families and friends, thank you for being with us today. today, we gathered to mourn the loss of 13 american heroes. they are drawn from 11 different states across the nation, they answered the call of service to others. they ranged in age from 19 to 62. three were women and 10 more men. among them, they had 19 children and one of them had a child on the way. they had hobbies that range from playing the guitar and drums to snowboarding. each of them brought joy to their friends and family. the biggest trade they have in common was to volunteer to be part of something bigger than themselves and serve our great nation. in doing so, they became members of our extended kwame family. our hearts and prayers go out to those families who mourn the loss of this terrible tra
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